Avocado Salsa

March 18, 2018  ·  Published July 8, 2014

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Why have plain old tomato salsa when you can add avocados to the mix? This Avocado Salsa is amazingly delicious and it’s easy to make!

For this recipe you’ll chop up tomatoes, avocados, red onions, cilantro, jalapeños, and garlic and toss it all together with some fresh lime juice and oil and you’ve got a chip dip no one can resist! Minimal ingredients but you get tons of fresh flavor.

Avocado Salsa With Tomatoes and Onions

Fresh Avocado Salsa

This is basically guacamole meets salsa. Fresh avocado salsa has the flavors of guacamole but more of a texture similar to a chunky salsa.

It’s perfect as a tortilla chip dip, or you can add it to salmon or chicken or heavily layer it over your taco salad or add it to your taco lettuce wraps. It would also be great in tortilla soup!

What I’m getting at is you need to try this chunky salsa recipe. It’s so flavorful, so creamy, so hearty and so versatile. A staple homemade salsa recipe for sure!

To give you an idea of how much I liked this avocado salsa, let’s just say it pretty much ruined my dinner plans today. I made chicken tacos, but then before dinner I sat down to eat this and I ate so much I wasn’t even hungry for dinner in the slightest.

Oh well, it was definitely worth it! I started out eating it with chips but it was just so good I ditched the chips and ate it by the spoonful. And I don’t feel guilty about it because just look at all the healthy ingredients in the recipe.

Fresh, nutrient-packed ingredients. You are going to love this!

This is a great salsa recipe to have for summer too with all the summer cookouts. It will easily be the first thing to go! We all love those ultra creamy, silky smooth avocados and their enticing flavor.

avocado salsa in a white bowl

Avocado Salsa Ingredients

For this guacamole salsa recipe, you’ll need:

  • Roma tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Jalapeño
  • Avocados
  • Lime juice
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper

Adding lemon and olive oil to bowl of avocado salsa

How to Make Salsa with Avocados

  • Prep the veggies (seed and dice the tomatoes, cube the avocado, etc).
  • Place the avocado salsa ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Pour dressing over the salsa and toss to combine.
  • Serve with chips or favorite Mexican entree.

Does This Avocado Salsa Keep Well as Leftovers?

This fresh salsa will last for a couple days in the fridge if stored in an airtight container. Over time, the tomatoes will release more juice and the avocado will begin to brown. It’ll be fine to eat, though!

Can I Add More Vegetables to This Salsa?

Of course! Grilled corn would be another great veggie to add to this avocado salsa. You can add any additional ingredients you’d like, but you may need to adjust the amount of dressing you add to this salsa.

Guacamole Salsa Ingredients in Bowl

Tips for the Best Homemade Salsa

  • If you aren’t a fan of spicy foods, you can definitely omit the jalapeños. And if you like it spicier you can leave in the seeds or even use hotter peppers like serrano or habanero.
  • Seeding the tomatoes is very important, otherwise a lot of liquid collects at the bottom of the bowl.
  • This homemade salsa is best fresh, so I don’t recommend making this in advance if you have guests coming over.

Easy to make salsa with avocado

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5 from 8 votes

Avocado Salsa

Bright and zesty avocado salsa! Loaded with flavor and color. Perfect as a dip or topping over a main dish.
Servings: 8
Prep15 minutes
Ready in: 15 minutes


  • 6 medium roma tomatoes (20 oz), seeded and diced
  • 1 cup chopped red onion, chopped
  • 1 large or 2 small jalapeños, seeded and chopped (1/4 cup. Leave seeds if you like heat)
  • 3 medium avocados, semi-firm but ripe, peeled, cored and diced
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt (more or less to taste as desired)
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves , chopped


  • Place red onion in a strainer or sieve and rinse under cool water to remove harsh bite. Drain well. Add to a mixing bowl along with diced tomatoes, jalapeños and avocados.
  • In a separate small mixing bowl whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper until mixture is well blended. Pour mixture over avocado mixture, add cilantro then gently toss mixture to evenly coat. Serve with tortilla chips or over Mexican entrees.


  • If you aren't a fan of spicy foods, you can definitely omit the jalapeños. And if you like it spicier you can leave in the seeds or even use hotter peppers like serrano or habanero. 
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Avocado Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 205mg9%
Potassium 650mg19%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 780IU16%
Vitamin C 24.3mg29%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.